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Moderate Muscle Strength Reduces Risk of Diabetes

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A U.S. research study suggests having a moderate amount of muscle strength can lower the risk of getting type 2 diabetes. Scientists studied 4,681 subjects whose average age was 43 at the study’s start, performing baseline and follow-up strength exercises to gauge their muscle strength across eight years. In that time, almost five percent (N=229) of the subjects developed type 2 diabetes. Subjects with moderate muscle strength were 32 percent less likely to develop diabetes. Exercises such as bodyweight squats, lunges, push-ups, and planks were recommended by researchers. Read more at the Newsmax article.